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Saving Grace

Dr. Michael Mulligan

UW Medicine | ACCELERATE—The Campaign for UW Medicine   After years of breathing problems, a patient sings her gratitude loud and clear.   On a recent Sunday at church, Marilyn Gibbs-Wightman stood up to sing. She knew she’d need some help — just a few months before, she’d had 15 blood clots removed from her…

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Burn Educational Videos—Burns 501: Burn Pain-The Basics

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The purpose of this short video is to inform patients about burn-related pain and introduce them to management strategies at the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center. We are striving toward standardization in patient education for acute burns. This is especially important with regard to pain management. The video was developed in collaboration with the Harborview…

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Dr. Carlos Pellegrini Receives ACS Icon in Surgery Honor

Carlos Pellegrini

October 13, 2019 Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, Professor Emeritus, former UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer and UW Vice President for Medical Affairs, was honored by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as an “Icon in Surgery” at the ACS annual Clinical Congress in October 2019. “I was honored and humbled by the ACS decision to confer…

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Dr. Matthew Bartek Published “Improving Operating Room Efficiency: Machine Learning Approach to Predict Case-Time Duration” in JACS

Dr. Matthew Bartek

November 8, 2019 Dr. Matthew Bartek, General Surgery Chief Resident, published “Improving Operating Room Efficiency: Machine Learning Approach to Predict Case-Time Duration” in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Bartek details “We started with a simple question: “Can we accurately predict how long an operation will take using preoperative information?” Answering this question has broad-reaching…

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Dr. Mika Sinanan Elected ACS Secretary to Board of Governors

Dr. Mika Sinanan

November 18, 2019 Dr. Mika Sinanan, Professor, Division of General Surgery, was elected Secretary to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors in October 2019. Dr. Sinanan expresses, “In the role of Secretary to the Board of Governors, I’m very honored to serve on the Executive Committee. I look forward to representing the…

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Dr. Carlos Pellegrini’s ESA Honorary Member Lecture Published in Annals of Surgery

Carlos Pellegrini

October 28, 2019 Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, Professor Emeritus, former UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer, and UW Vice President for Medical Affairs, presented the European Surgical Association’s (ESA) Honorary Member Lecture at its annual meeting in May 2019. The lecture was published this week in the Annals of Surgery. The lecture, “Achieving Mastery in the Practice…

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Dr. Benjamin Starnes Elected WVS President

Dr. Ben Starnes

October 15, 2019 Dr. Benjamin W. Starnes, Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, was passed the Edwin J. Wylie Gavel of presidency for the Western Vascular Society (WVS). He is the 35th society president and will preside over the 35th WVS Annual Meeting in September 2020 in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Starnes expresses, “Given…

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Dr. Ed Verrier Inducted into ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Dr. Ed Verrier

October 15, 2019 Dr. Ed Verrier, K. Alvin and Shirley E. Merendino Endowed Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, was inducted into the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. This honor is a tribute to a lifetime of dedication to surgical education. As program director for the cardiothoracic residency at…

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Susan Marx Elected AASA Vice President

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October 2, 2019 Susan Marx, MBA, PMP, CPC, Department of Surgery Director of Finance and Administration, was elected as the incoming Vice President for the Association of Academic Surgical Administrators (AASA) in September 2019. Susan will serve a three year term in October 2019 as Vice President, President and Past President. Susan expresses, “It means…

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